Home News Product Reviews Health & Fitness Features Healthy Eating

ARCHIVE NEWS

If it is not your content, try to search here:
Squash - 11. May 2009.

Nicol David Back On Track In Grand Cayman

RESULTS:         Women's Cayman Islands Squash Open, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands

 

Final:

[1] Nicol David (MAS) bt [2] Natalie Grainger (USA) 11-8, 11-6, 11-5 (33m)

 


Malaysia's world number one Nicol David celebrated her 50th appearance in a WISPA World Tour final in appropriate style in the climax of the inaugural Women's Cayman Islands Open - playing her best squash for over a year to beat world number two Natalie Grainger in straight games and avenge her recent defeat by the US star.

 

"I'm very happy with that - I played my best squash of this year, and last year too probably," an exuberant Nicol David told www.squashsite.co.uk after the stunning 11-8, 11-6, 11-5 victory in 33 minutes which landed the 25-year-old from Penang the 35th Tour title of her career - but her first this year.

 

"She played well - but with the whole atmosphere of it, with what happened last time we played, I brought it all on to court and it helped me focus," explained David, referring to the crushing five-game defeat she suffered at the hands of Grainger in the final of the KL Open in March, which brought to an end the Malaysian's 56-match unbeaten run over the previous 17 months.

 

"Knowing what happened last time you have a good idea of what you need to do, so that it doesn't happen again. She played well last time but I really wanted to play well today," David added.

 

"This tournament has been so great, the setting, the club, and the atmosphere.  Dan (Kneipp) has done a fantastic job - I can't wait to come back!"

 

With four successive Tour titles to her credit already this year, Natalie Grainger had built up a 19-match unbeaten Tour run on the eve of the final of the $37,500 event at South Sound Squash Club in Grand Cayman in the Cayman Islands. 

 

"I made a good start, but not with enough control," admitted the 31-year-old from Greenwich later.  "I was a bit tense in a way, I wasn't finishing my shots properly I wasn't hitting a good length.

 

"In these conditions, Nicol's always going to be tough to beat.  You have to be at the top of your game.

 

"But it's been a good tournament overall for me - a fantastic setting and organisation, so I can't be too unhappy overall.  I'm just a bit disappointed about the three-nil."

Thank you so much, if you tweet or share
UP
Have you read it?
New Zealand reach Sentinel final
Bray double sends England into Sentinel Semi Finals

BRAY DOUBLE SENDS ENGLAND INTO FINAL FOUR AT WORLD LEAGUE FINALS

Please follow us